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Setting up Volume Activation for Windows 7 (30 computers)

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Hello,

I have never done this before so am hoping someone can get me started in the right path.

Within our network we have about 350 machines (most of them running Windows XP). However we are looking at upgrading these to Windows 7 over the next year. At the moment we just want to set up windows 7 on about 30 machines to see how it works with our current programs and settings.

The problem is I am not sure how to accomplish volume licensing of Windows 7 on the network. I understand you need a server running Windows 2008 R2 which has been set up. Was hoping someone can give me a rough guide on what I need to install/setup to get it working?

Thank you
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Hi,

You could look at either a KMS server or for the 30 devices, you could look at the Volume Activation Management Toolkit - more details here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd197314.aspx

Regards,


RobMobility.
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by:James Haywood
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Use both of the above tools above together. Administering a KMS server is lots easier using the VAMT rather than the command line. Also these tools will allow you to activate office 2007 and 2010.
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